Law enforcement officials not far from Worcester say a 48-year-old man recently left a bar south of Boston, got into his car and struck a pedestrian with the vehicle.
The pedestrian was pinned between the allegedly drunken driver’s car and another vehicle. He sustained “serious bodily injury,” according to news reports out of Weymouth.
The incident began, police said, around 8:40 on St. Patrick’s Day evening when the 48-year-old left the Weymouth pub without paying his bill.
A customer, a 38-year-old Weymouth man, followed him outside, telling him to go back in and pay his tab.
Instead, the man got in his car, put it in reverse, hit the pedestrian and then fled the scene. He was apprehended soon afterwards.
He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident after causing serious bodily injury, driving under the influence of alcohol and causing serious bodily injury, and other charges.
Witnesses gave police a license plate number and vehicle description and the man was caught not long afterwards.
The driver was given several field sobriety tests, which he reportedly failed, arrested and taken to jail.
The injured pedestrian was taken to “Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston because of the severity of his injuries,” a police spokesperson stated.
He reportedly sustained severe head trauma in the incident.
We wish the victim a speedy and full recovery.
Any pedestrian who has been hit and injured by a motor vehicle should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney before discussing a possible settlement with an insurance company representative.
Source: GateHouse News Service, “Police say Weymouth driver hit man,” March 19, 2013
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